Friday, March 26, 2010

Announcing April

Rachel caught shopping for soup "supplies" at the Woolies Soup Shelf

This month we have an extra thing to announce. Drew and Daniel are excited to be visiting the De Bortoli family for dinner at the Yarra Valley in Victoria on Easter Monday (4 April). They will report back next week after their wine country encounter with the De Bortoli dynasty.

This April for Cooking your Calendar we are all taking our pots and pans on the road again to our friend, Holly Williams's place in Annandale. Even though Eastern Suburbs dwellers are notorious for refusing to leave their hood, we love the Inner West and are really looking forward to taking over Holly's kitchen.

We have upped the numbers again this month, inviting five guests to Holly's pad for a cosy autumn night of soup and shenanigans. Two of our guests, children's book author Tristan Bancks and partner creative director Amber Melody-Bancks, are old school friends of Drew's and Rachel's who have just moved down to Balmain from Bangalow in northern NSW. Luckily the recipe is vegetarian because, like most hippies from the Byron Bay region, Tristan and Amber are both vego. Then, of course, there is our fun hostess Holly and her plus-one. Holly is an artist and works at UTS as Assistant Curator. Last but certainly not least, is Cash Brown, artist and curator of Artereal Gallery in Rozelle.

Rachel is in the kitchen on her own this time, but the recipe Zucchini and Potato Soup is a straightforward one, so she is feeling pretty confident. So long as she doesn't get stuck into De Bortoli's Windy Peak before dinner, then things should be fine. Lock in the date: Saturday 17 April...

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